You Choose The Weather In Social Media – Let The Sun Shine

Social media is a place where we can be genuine about who we are – in many aspects of our personality. We can empower people, encourage right behaviors – share inspiration, advice, success stories, challenges…

Ultimately it all comes back to us. What we send out there can be returned a hundredfold in good relations, valuable networks, and solid information. Who would wish for a rainy picnic day if they can make the Sun shine?

It does not mean we need to suppress opinions, but respect goes a long way. Writing is only one way of expressing feelings and a very limited one in carrying our tone of voice. Coupled with images we already expand on our impression.

When social media meets negativity, it should do so holding its head high, retaining its values, climbing the mountains and coming back with a backpack full of experience. We can be opinionated without arguing, and sharing our views of the world without being dominating.

We all decide what the weather in social media is like. So far, social networking on a global basis has been a positive one for me – creating close and remote friendships all around the world. Security raises the main concern for me, and I hope social media channels remain respectful to business people trying to secure their groups. I also hope providers remember why social media became social in the first place – not because of the plentiful advertising, but because every business relies on genuine and trustworthy networking, securing the integrity of their followers.

Social media is not a media. The key is to listen, engage, and build relationships.

~David Alston

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Maria Lehtman
Maria Lehtmanhttps://thedigitalteacup.com/
MARIA has over 20 years of Sales, Marketing, and Professional Services experience from the international telecommunications and travel industry. Her achievements include successful global Transition, Transformation, and Competency programs in management roles in the the global telecommunication field. She is currently working in International Sales & Marketing department with transversal employee and executive social media engagement development programs. Maria is passionate about digital empowerment and the opportunities it can provide for people around the world. She is a dedicated photographer and digital artist engaged in several creative projects at any given time. She is a compassionate leader, and her mission is to support people in self-transformation and in embracing new skills. Her trademark is her capability to share a smile even during the most challenging circumstances and keep a 'mindfulness'-attitude. Maria’s posts and thoughts represent her own view of the world. See Maria's current publication on Amazon.com. Maria is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change and Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy